This option creates a copy of a virtual disk or raw disk you specify.

-I --importfile srcfile -d --diskformat
   [rdm:device|rdmp:device|
      raw:device|thin|2gbsparse|monosparse|monoflat]

You can use the -d suboption for the -I option. This suboption specifies the disk format for the copy you create. A non-root user is not allowed to clone a virtual disk or a raw disk.

Note

To clone the ESX Redo logs while preserving their hierarchy, use the cp command.